This week, two reports on human rights have been published that you may find of interest.

The first is an annual country report on human rights practices in Turkey from the U.S State Department, which can be read online.

The second is Amnesty International’s annual report on the state of human rights across the world, which heavily criticises the UN Security Council for not living up to its role as guardian of global peace due to it’s ‘failure to intervene’ in countries like Sri Lanka and Syria. One has to wonder how an international organisation that campaigns to protect ‘justice, fairness, freedom and truth’ can openly advocate intervention (read ‘war’) in independent sovereign countries.